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How To Hide Or Unhide Chat In Microsoft Teams

Hide Or Unhide Chat In Microsoft Teams
Written by Hassan Abbas

Microsoft Teams offers you lots of features to customize your chats. You can also hide chats from anyone if you can’t in touch with them or they are not a part of your team. Follow our easy guide which helps you to easily hide or unhide chat in Microsoft Teams.

How to hide a chat on Microsoft Teams on Computer

Follow our easy steps to hide a chat on Microsoft Teams on Computer:

Step 1:

Initially, on Microsoft Teams, move to the Chats menu in the left pane.

Step 2:

Move the mouse pointer on the person’s name to reveal a 3-dot icon.

Step 3:

Tap on the menu icon and choose the option named ‘Hide’.

All done! Now the chat will not be available in the chats section of the service anymore.

What happens when you hide a chat in Microsoft Teams

Hidden chat does not mean that it has been deleted forever. You can also backup it later from the archived menu if you want soon.

However, make sure that the chat is hidden from you, but it will still be visible to your administrator and the person whose chat you want to hide.

How to Unhide a chat

You can move back hidden chat by starting a chat again. Simply hover over the icon of the person in Microsoft Teams to get a pop-up box in a pop-up menu. Also, tapping on the chat icon. However, it visible the hidden chat for the person.

Simply send a message via the Search bar at the top. For this, press ctrl+/ on Microsoft Teams to reach Search. Once you reached input chat, and then press the Enter key. Now, input something and press the Enter key again to share that the message. The chat will also display up again in the Chats menu.

Why Microsoft Teams is good!

Microsoft Teams is essential to service used by many enterprises all over the world. However, the service offers easy remote collaboration between team members by giving different ways to communicate. It includes the likes of dedicated group chats, VoIP, video conferencing, direct messages, and much more. Not just this but also you can share files and create wikis for your team.

Also, you get lots of customizable features. It includes exclusive privileges, permission to delete or edit messages, mute someone, make guest URL links and much more.

You can also use it to your benefit to maintain transparent communication between your team members or provide your clients with a real-time track on the progress of a specific project. Using the way you can also calculate budgets and the time needed for completion without having to communicate several times a day over various mediums.


Here’s all about “How To Hide Or Unhide Chat In Microsoft Teams”. I hope this article helps you to hide chats from your Microsoft Teams’ account. What are your views about it? Did we miss out on something? Feel free to share your thoughts, suggestions with us in the comments section below.

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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